Any fines if players don't talk to the media??

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  1. Jazz

    Jazz Registered User

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    I was curious if the NHL has followed the NBA's and other sport's lead in making sure that players make themselves accessable to the media on game-days.

    From what I understand, if a player refuses to talk to the media, they get fined in the NBA and the NFL - I hope the NHL will follow suit and make sure players such as Paul Kariya and many of the goalies don't have media blackouts on game-days like they used to in the past. The league should be doing that it can to get all of it's players in front of the mic...

    Anyone hear/read anything on this?
     
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    DETROIT SKABOY Registered User

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    i think it is a rather silly idea myself
    not every player wants to talk after a gruling few hours of play
     
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    I find the idea rather absurd myself. If a player doesn't want to talk, he simply doesn't want to talk. Let's say he had a bad game and simply wants to be left alone (I do remember someone interviewing Tom Fitzgerald after the Leafs had a three goal lead but then lost it a period and a half later; his answers were short and abrupt, borderline "get the hell outta my face").

    Enforcing fines would be an idea to market the game but I don't think it should happen.
     
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    golfmade Go Preds Go

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    Exactly.
     
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    on the idea of fines, has the limit been raised at all? with the money were and still are getting paid. a $1000 fine is quite usless.
     
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